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Who will be crowned Mr. Pioneer at tonight's contest?

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Tonight the high school PTO will be holding their annual Mr. Pioneer contest in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
Meet the Mr. Pioneer Contestants Andrew Lines Thespian Society

Andrew Lines is honored to represent the L-S Thespian Society in this year’s Mr. Pioneer contest. He is a member of five music ensembles, has participated in eight plays and musicals, helps with WLSH, and is a member of the tennis team. The highlight of his senior year has been b working with amazing people in many musical activities. Outside of school, he is active in his youth group and church’s children’s ministry program. He hopes to become Mr. Pioneer so he can represent our school and its commitment to the arts. After graduation, Andrew hopes to pursue a career in radio broadcasting.

Aron Possler Tri-M Music Honor Society
Aron Possler is the Tri-M Music Honor Society representative in the Mr. Pioneer contest this year. He is involved in five school music ensembles, county a…

Mr. Pioneer Preview: Connor Shelton

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On Friday, the high school PTO will be holding their annual Mr. Pioneer contest in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
Meet the Mr. Pioneer ContestantsConnor Shelton Madrigals




Conner Shelton will proudly represent the Madrigals in the Mr. Pioneer contest. He participates in six music ensembles, spring musical, and plays six instruments. The highlight of his senior year has been portraying a skater in High School Musical. When he graduates, Conner plans to pursue a chemical engineering degree.

Other contestants for Mr. Pioneer include Grant Davis representing the Interact Club, Jack Drummond representing the National Honor Society, Nate Ferrari representing Student Council, Steven Hollern for Varsity Club, Andrew Lines for the L-S Thespian Society, Will McClintock representing Mr. Adrian Baker’s Homeroom, Aron Possler for the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Conner Shelton representing Madrigals, and Jordan Williard for the Model UN. 

If crowned Mr. Pioneer,…

Mr. Pioneer Preview: Jordan Williard

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On Friday, the high school PTO will be holding their annual Mr. Pioneer contest in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
Meet the Mr. Pioneer ContestantsJordan Williard Model UN




Jordan Williard is excited to represent Model UN in this year’s Mr. Pioneer contest. He is also a member of the Ski and Snowboard Club. After he graduates, he will attend Penn State University.
Other contestants for Mr. Pioneer include Grant Davis representing the Interact Club, Jack Drummond representing the National Honor Society, Nate Ferrari representing Student Council, Steven Hollern for Varsity Club, Andrew Lines for the L-S Thespian Society, Will McClintock representing Mr. Adrian Baker’s Homeroom, Aron Possler for the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Conner Shelton representing Madrigals, and Jordan Williard for the Model UN. 

If crowned Mr. Pioneer, the recipient will receive breakfast for their homeroom, plus a portion of their votes will be donated to the club or homeroom he…

Mr. Pioneer Preview: Andrew Lines

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On Friday, the high school PTO will be holding their annual Mr. Pioneer contest in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
Meet the Mr. Pioneer ContestantsAndrew Lines L-S Thespian Society



Andrew Lines is honored to represent the L-S Thespian Society in this year’s Mr. Pioneer contest. He is a member of five music ensembles, has participated in eight plays and musicals, helps with WLSH, and is a member of the tennis team. The highlight of his senior year has been b working with amazing people in many musical activities. Outside of school, he is active in his youth group and church’s children’s ministry program. He hopes to become Mr. Pioneer so he can represent our school and its commitment to the arts. After graduation, Andrew hopes to pursue a career in radio broadcasting.

Other contestants for Mr. Pioneer include Grant Davis representing the Interact Club, Jack Drummond representing the National Honor Society, Nate Ferrari representing Student Council, …

Mr. Pioneer Preview: Steven Hollern

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On Friday, the high school PTO will be holding their annual Mr. Pioneer contest in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
Meet the Mr. Pioneer ContestantsSteven Hollern Varsity Club



Steven Hollern will represent the Varsity Club in this year’s Mr. Pioneer contest. He is also a member of the Interact Club. Steven is part of the soccer and swimming teams. His highlight of the year has been his great success in these two sports. He hopes that the Mr. Pioneer contest will be a fun pre-graduation activity. In the future, Steven plans to attend Widener University to study physical therapy. 

Other contestants for Mr. Pioneer include Grant Davis representing the Interact Club, Jack Drummond representing the National Honor Society, Nate Ferrari representing Student Council, Steven Hollern for Varsity Club, Andrew Lines for the L-S Thespian Society, Will McClintock representing Mr. Adrian Baker’s Homeroom, Aron Possler for the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Conner Shel…

Mr. Pioneer Preview: Aron Possler

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On Friday, the high school PTO will be holding their annual Mr. Pioneer contest in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
Meet the Mr. Pioneer ContestantsAron Possler Tri-M Music Honor Society


Aron Possler is the Tri-M Music Honor Society representative in the Mr. Pioneer contest this year. He is involved in five school music ensembles, county and district chorus, and the spring musical. He is the president of Tri-M and vice president of Concert Choir. He is excited to participate in the contest so he can be on the L-S stage again. This year, he has thoroughly enjoyed growing close to his friends during the musical season. In the future, his plans include to attend University of Delaware and study biomedical engineering and continue his musical endeavors.
Other contestants for Mr. Pioneer include Grant Davis representing the Interact Club, Jack Drummond representing the National Honor Society, Nate Ferrari representing Student Council, Steven Hollern for …

Enigma Weekend Edition: Poem ''Thoughts"

"Thoughts"
By Anonymous

Nobody cares
What I think,
What I do,
What I feel.
It has no importance,
To anyone at all,
Only to me.
Only I feel the pain
And the emotions inside.
Everyone wears a mask
To make it seem as if,
Maybe,
They could understand.
“Of course it matters!”
But it doesn’t,
Not to them,
It doesn’t matter.
Only to me.
Only I care… Nobody cares
At all.
But maybe, one day,
Possibly, there’s a chance.
Someone might care.
One day someone might care enough
To love, me
Little old me
That no one cares about.
That day has come.
Today is the day
I am loved!
I have worth!
People
Care.
For me,
And for you.
Friends, Family,
Those “more than friends”
They all care for me
And yours care for you.
They always will
And they always have
Don’t ever forget it
Love is precious
And you have it.

Mr. Pioneer Preview: Nate Ferrari

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On Friday, the high school PTO will be holding their annual Mr. Pioneer contest in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
Meet the Mr. Pioneer ContestantsNate Ferrari Student Council



Nate Ferrari is the representative for Student Council in Mr. Pioneer. He is a member of the cross country and track teams. Nate is a member of a plethora of school clubs, including Varsity Club, High School HEROES, and National Honor Society, in which he serves as Treasurer. After personally being asked, Nate grew excited at the opportunity to represent Student Council in the contest. This year, he has thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his friends. If he becomes Mr. Pioneer, he hopes to set a good example for future Mr. Pioneers. Next year, Nate plans to study marketing with an emphasis on visual communication and advertising.

Other contestants for Mr. Pioneer include Grant Davis representing the Interact Club, Jack Drummond representing the National Honor Society, Nate …

Mr. Pioneer Preview: Jack Drummond

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Next Friday, the high school PTO will be holding their annual Mr. Pioneer contest in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
Meet the Mr. Pioneer ContestantsJack Drummond National Honor Society




Jack Drummond will represent the National Honor Society in Mr. Pioneer this year. Additionally, he participates in Fellowship of Christian Students and the Outdoor Club. Outside of school, Jack is an Eagle Scout and is a member of Cornerstone Community Church. He is excited to participate in the contest and hopes to have fun. If he wins, Jack plans on wearing his crown everywhere. His future plans include attending Juniata College this fall.

Other contestants for Mr. Pioneer include Grant Davis representing the Interact Club, Jack Drummond representing the National Honor Society, Nate Ferrari representing Student Council, Steven Hollern for Varsity Club, Andrew Lines for the L-S Thespian Society, Will McClintock representing Mr. Adrian Baker’s Homeroom, Aron Possle…

Mr. Pioneer Preview: Grant Davis

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Next Friday, the high school PTO will be holding their annual Mr. Pioneer contest in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
Meet the Mr. Pioneer ContestantsGrant Davis Interact Club
Grant Davis will be the Interact Club representative for the Mr. Pioneer contest. He is co-president of Interact, Public Relations Director of NHS, and is a member of Student Council. He was the manager for the section champions boy’s soccer team and is a member of the tennis team. He is excited to be in the contest because he thinks it will be fun and wants to represent the Interact Club and its spirit of community service well. Next year, Grant plans to attend the Pittsburgh Katz School of Business.


Other contestants for Mr. Pioneer include Grant Davis representing the Interact Club, Jack Drummond representing the National Honor Society, Nate Ferrari representing Student Council, Steven Hollern for Varsity Club, Andrew Lines for the L-S Thespian Society, Will McClintock re…

Mr. Pioneer Preview: Will McClintock

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Next Friday, the high school PTO will be holding their annual Mr. Pioneer contest in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
Meet the Mr. Pioneer ContestantsWill McClintock Mr. Baker's Homeroom
Will McClintock will represent Mr. Baker’s homeroom in the Mr. Pioneer contest this year. Throughout high school, Will has been a part of the baseball, cross country, and track teams. McClintock wants to participate in the Mr. Pioneer contest so that he can be a role model to those who feel that they cannot overcome adversity. He has worked incredibly hard for success in high school and hopes to inspire others with his drive. In the future, Will will study business economics at Widener, his dream school, join the military, and practice law.


Other contestants for Mr. Pioneer include Grant Davis representing the Interact Club, Jack Drummond representing the National Honor Society, Nate Ferrari representing Student Council, Steven Hollern for Varsity Club, Andrew L…

Music department holds annual district-wide band festival

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The Lampeter-Strasburg band program held its annual district-wide festival for grades 4-12 last evening in the Performing Arts Center, which drew a full house of family, friend, and faculty spectators that required the opening of the balcony, a rare occurrence.


Freshmen Jessica Leaman says, "I always love going to this concert because you can see the excitement of the fourth graders who are performing in their first concert. It is really neat to see the progress that is made and the skills that are developed the longer you play an instrument."
The concert started with the fourth grade band and then the fifth grade band who are both directed by Mrs. Heather Ceresini. Each grade played two songs. 
They were followed by the Martin Meylin Middle School band who played three selections. The concert concluded with the High School band directed by Mr. Larry Royer who played four selections. One of the songs was a percussion only piece. The blue and white jazz bands played during t…

Ignoring your aches and pains have consequences

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In My Own Words In this installment of In My Own Words, Dylan Reading talks about a knee injury that dashes this season's baseball hopes. 

I love baseball! I have been playing baseball since I was a little boy joining my first team when I was nine. It all started when I saw Albert Pujols in the home run derby. When I hit it smack that ball I knew I wanted to play baseball too.
My injury happened last fall during football. I didn't realize that my injury was serious at first. In the beginning I had trouble bending my knee a certain way. The backside of my leg was often tight too. 
I didn't tell my parents at the time because I thought that my legs were just tired from football practice.  This winter I wrestled. I started to expect that my knee was getting worse. To hide the pain I asked my grandmother to buy me a knee pad. Despite the injury and pain, I had a relatively successful season making varsity as a freshman.When the season was almost over I went to the trainer and ha…

More than Blood: An Editorial on Family and Adoption

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I always heard stories of America being a place where people were happy and loved life. These stories became my stories. I remember the first time my mom told me she loved me. I remember when my sister, Kaitlyn, called me her brother and welcomed me and my sister, Hannah, into the family. I remember getting to pick my name.
At the age of 9, I began living with yet another foster family. The social workers separated me from my brother and sister, but they kept us in the same town and we went to the same school. After having already lived 4 years in the same foster family, I assumed I would stay with them until I was old enough to be on my own.

In the summer of 2012, I came to the United States to spend a month with a host family in Virginia. That month became the best time of my life as I spent time with some amazing people. Towards the end of the month, my sister and I met a family from Pennsylvania. We swam in their pool and spent the day getting to know their daughter, Kaitlyn. The…

Varsity Club Senior Athlete Spotlight: Jack Banner

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Varsity Club Senior Athlete Spotlight: Jack Banner

Weekend Edition: 'Space Gladiators' saga continues artwork by John Kieley

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Artwork from John Kieley's science-fiction / fantasy space saga, "Space Gladiators" continues.

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Varsity Club Senior Athlete Spotlight: Autumn Peters

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Varsity Club Senior Athlete Spotlight: Autumn Peters

Garden Spot FFA holds annual banquet to honor member's accomplishments

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Last night, the Garden Spot FFA held their annual FFA banquet in Martin Meylin's cafeteria. With a theme of "Activate: "Purpose - Passion - Potential," the  banquet honors and celebrates the accomplishments of the Garden Spot members for the year.
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Preparations for the banquet have taken weeks. But things kicked into high gear yesterday when FFA members decorated and set up the Martin Meylin's cafeteria for the big night. Many people attended the banquet not just FFA members and their family but faculty and staff from the entire Lampeter-Strasburg School District. People come for Hess' all-you-can-eat catering but enjoy seeing the awards given and listening the member's speeches. Steven Shepard remarked that he and his friends were a little nervous about do a speech but still did a great job.

Luckily  the "clean up process" did not take very long. The tables were cleared in just a matter of minutes and FFA members were on stage having their p…